Planners meet today to discuss sign guidelines |

Planners meet today to discuss sign guidelines

Emily Aughinbaugh, Tribune staff writer

Planners are scheduled to continue discussions on South Shore signage guidelines today.

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s advisory planning commission will conduct a public hearing and recommend adoption of city guidelines and an amendment to TRPA’s ordinance code.

The guidelines were drafted by the Tahoe Coalition of Recreation Providers, a professional association that coordinates public and private recreation providers management activities.

Through public workshops and interviews that started in 1992, the coalition discovered that recreational signs in the Lake Tahoe Basin were inconsistent in showing the extent and limits of public ownership. The organization found these signs were especially limiting to visitors who do not speak English well because of the varying colors, shapes and symbols used on recreational signs.

The coalition drafted a plan for all Tahoe Basin recreation providers, including public agencies and private concessions in the planning and design of their signage programs.

The plan outlines uniformity, design, placement, operation and maintenance as necessary requirements for any sign.

The Advisory Planning Commission is expected to make a recommendation to the Governing Board members later this month to amend TRPA’s new signage guidelines for implementation and enforcement.

What: Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Advisory Planning Commission

When: 9:30 a.m. today

Where: Horizon Casino Resort, Stateline

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